Classic Creamy Tuna Salad Recipe

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Gregory Published: May 13, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Classic Creamy Tuna Salad

This is the only tuna salad recipe you’ll ever need. It has creamy mayo, celery, scallions, Dijon mustard, and some sweet pickle relish.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • 10ozchunk white tuna packed in water
  • ½cupmayonnaise
  • 2ribscelery,finely diced
  • 2scallions,thinly sliced
  • 1tbspfresh lemon juice
  • ¾tspdijon mustard
  • 2tbspsweet pickle relish,drained
  • 3tbspflat leaf parsley,finely chopped
  • ¼tspsalt
  • ¼tspfreshly ground black pepper


  1. Drain the tuna in a fine mesh strainer. With the tuna in the strainer, use paper towels to pat and blot the tuna until completely dry. Transfer the tuna to a medium bowl and flake with a fork.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until evenly combined. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.

  3. Use immediately or store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to three days.


  • Calories: 557.81kcal
  • Fat: 46.13g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.99g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.41g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 27.16g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.73g
  • Fiber: 1.55g
  • Sugar: 5.51g
  • Protein: 28.46g
  • Cholesterol: 73.55mg
  • Sodium: 863.41mg
  • Calcium: 62.13mg
  • Potassium: 448.98mg
  • Iron: 3.16mg
  • Vitamin A: 73.72µg
  • Vitamin C: 14.75mg
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